Hi folks, I ordered a Cliff Bordwell Ball Bass already in August and chose the unique walnut top from his available tops page. After seeing some beautiful ebony tops, I decided to go that way and asked Cliff, if he could manage to organize some nice macc top for me. Instead of being nerved, he really was more than just helpful. He contacted Larry from Gallery Hardwoods, who went through his stock right after coming back from being out of town for ten days. I received the first proposals on Saturday, wasn´t absolutely convinced and then on Sunday - BAM - Larry found the winner. I can´t say, how much I appreciate the effort both guys took even on a weekend. Larry went through his stock on a Sunday, chose wood due to my specifications, covered it with Naphta, took pics and so on. Cliff did all the communication and was perfectly helpful. Attached you find the top - a stunning Macc Ebony. Here are the further specs: Ball Bass 4-string, fretted 32" scale maple/wenge neck fingerboard: not sure yet mahogany core Nordstrand NJ4SE passive electronic I´m still thinking about the fretboard wood. Pao Ferro, Ebony, Bubinga, Wenge - so many choices. What do you think? Any ideas? Your input would be welcome. That´s it for now; more will come once Cliff starts to build it. Again, thanks Cliff and Larry for your help!!!